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Friday, May 05, 2017

Evan Osnos, The New Yorker: During the past few months, I interviewed several dozen people about the prospects of cutting short Trump's presidency. I spoke to his friends and advisers; to lawmakers and attorneys who have conducted impeachments; to physicians and historians; and to current members of the Senate, the House and the intelligence services. By any normal accounting, the chance of a presidency ending ahead of schedule is remote. In two hundred and twenty-eight years, only one president has resigned; two have been impeached, though neither was ultimately removed from office; eight have died. But nothing about Trump is normal. read more


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The British guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth died Sunday at his home in Vista, California, his daughter announced on Facebook. He was 70. Guitar Player just reviewed his latest box set in the May 2017 issue, where music critic Michael Molenda wrote, "Holdsworth's astonishing technique, unbridled creativity, iridescent tone, dynamic touch, exquisite taste, and expansive melodic strategies have absolutely changed guitarcraft for any player aspiring beyond his or her first barre chord." Holdsworth was cited as an influence by many guitarists, including Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tom Morello. He created and marketed several guitars such as the HH2 and also was a cask ale aficionado who invented his own beer pump, the FizzBuster. read more


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